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  • n. A tiny piece of bread, either one that falls from bread as it is cut or eaten, or one made deliberately by crumbling bread.
  • n. See breadcrumbs.
  • v. (cooking) To sprinkle breadcrumbs on to food, normally before cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Anyway, the trail is identified as the breadcrumb navigation in website design.

    Planet Malaysia

  • This interface is referred to as the breadcrumb bar, though I'm pretty sure there isn't a gingerbread house at the end with a witch living in it.

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

  • Typically, each element in the breadcrumb is a link, allowing the user to click to go


  • However, another feature of Lancelot is the so-called breadcrumb trail that appears below the search field, which enables you to always know your position in the menu hierarchy. - News Releases

  • Avoid: • having a navigation based entirely on drop-down menus, images, or animations (many, but not all, search engines can discover such links on a site, but if a user can reach all pages on a site via normal text links, this will improve the accessibility of your site; more on how Google deals with non-text files) • Use \ "breadcrumb\" navigation - A breadcrumb is a row of internal links at the top or bottom of the page that allows visitors to quickly navigate back to a previous section or the root page.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • I rub in using my fingertips, and stop rubbing when I get to the 'breadcrumb' stage.

    Bath Buns

  • As of this writing, the only "breadcrumb" quest for Mt Hyjal is in Moonglade, so I am starting the guide from there.

    World of Warcraft Pro - Brings Game Experience to You!

  • Another caveat worth mentioning is that most websites get around this problem by simply having the page itself display where the user is (the "breadcrumb").

    UX Magazine - Comments

  • Progress message mode lets others view a virtual "breadcrumb" trail of their location on the water.

    SPOT HUG Premieres at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Yahoo! Finance

  • Toggling between Web and device search results is made possible by clicking a "breadcrumb" link that appears in the search box.

    Medlogs - Recent stories


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    Q. What does an Irishman call butterbur?

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  • Can anybody determine from all this whether sionnach likes a challenge?

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  • Q: What is located in the Chamber of Mazarbul?

    A: balinstomb

    Q: What instrument is indispensable to a hairstylist applying 'highlights' to a customer's hair?

    A: A bleachcomb.

    Q: You are wearing your snazziest new mohair trousers on your blind date. To make sure they look their best, you spiff them up in the men's room before going to meet your date. What implement do you use?

    A: A britchcomb? Or possibly a breechcomb.

    qroqqa was quite accurate in an earlier post. But instead of a boring old butterslab, why not try a festive butterlamb instead?

    More butterlambs here

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  • And a passionate hymn in honor of Dionysus or

    a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing, sung or composed by a cockroach would be a bdithyramb.

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  • A sacrifice of 200 oxen would be a bihecatomb.

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  • How about Ballydehob, Ireland?

    Or beelzeburb, one of these housing developments where all the streets look alike.

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  • Anything that's "similar to a MILF, but without the wanting to have sex with them part" must be ... hmm... a mother? Christ, sometimes I hate Urban Dictionary.

    December 6, 2008

  • The buttercomb is used to mix in flavourings like balderherb on your butterslab. When done, keep it in a safe place like a basketcrib to protect it from beetlegrub.

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  • I thought every kitchen came equipped with a buttercomb these days.

    Then there is the word for someone who kills any plant, merely on entering the room- a blackthumb.

    Or what Tiffany hoped to attain after her operation - a set of bouncyboobs.

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  • Or a butterbomb:

    An older, heavy-set woman. Very similar to a MILF, but without the wanting to have sex with them part. Can be any chunky woman, but usually reserved for fat blondes.—Urban Dictionary

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  • We're not counting the fictional battlecrab then?

    December 5, 2008

  • but then the first b will look like a d :P

    December 5, 2008

  • How about beleagured, viewed in a mirror?

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  • The only 10 letter word that begins and ends with the letter ‘b’.

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